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News updates on our work from the Coast to the Rockies.

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State House budget a 'step in the right direction'

State House budget a 'step in the right direction'

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 27, 2015 05:00 PM |

We are particularly happy to see the House fund continued work towards coexistence between wolves and people, including ranchers and livestock operators. This includes $850,000 for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to continue to advance predator-livestock conflict prevention, resolution and mediation in our state, as well as $1 million to fund research from the University of Washington that will help ensure wolf management decisions are made using the best available science.

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Students drawing attention to wildlife bridges with art contest

Students drawing attention to wildlife bridges with art contest

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 25, 2015 04:55 PM |

Students grades K-12 interested in entering are asked to visit the I-90 Wildlife Bridges web page, choose one or more species from a list of native Cascade Mountains wildlife, illustrate the wildlife, take a photo of their art, and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #iHearti90Wildlife.

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Weigh in on Northwest Forest Plan revisions

Weigh in on Northwest Forest Plan revisions

WILD NW #243: Northwest Forest Plan revisions listening sessions

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Washington's wolf population grew in 2014

Washington's wolf population grew in 2014

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 09, 2015 09:43 AM |

We're excited to hear that Washington's Wolves are continuing their natural recovery despite some setbacks last year.

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Tell state lawmakers to shoot down bear baiting bill!

Tell state lawmakers to shoot down bear baiting bill!

Black bears and other wildlife in Washington need your support to stop Substitute House Bill 1838, a nasty legislative proposal that would allow any landowner to place a bait station on their property in order to attract and shoot black bears.

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Statement on revised wolf-related legislation in Washington

Statement on revised wolf-related legislation in Washington

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Mar 03, 2015 04:25 PM |

Conservation Northwest supports Substitute House Bill 2107 as amended on February 27th in the House Appropriations Committee, opposes Senate Bill 5583

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Speak out for North Cascades grizzly bear restoration!

Speak out for North Cascades grizzly bear restoration!

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 23, 2015 02:55 PM |

Comments needed to support the active recovery of an endangered Northwest native

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Update on proposed Washington wolf legislation

Update on proposed Washington wolf legislation

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Feb 11, 2015 06:05 PM |

On Thursday, February 5th, 2015, Conservation Northwest wolf conflict specialist Jay Kehne and policy lead Paula Swedeen were at the Washington state capitol testifying on wolf bills in front of House and Senate committees.

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Cascades wolverine population growing, expanding southward

Cascades wolverine population growing, expanding southward

Wolverine tracks in the upper Cle Elum River drainage come on the heels of wolverine photos captured last month by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest biologist Aja Woodrow at remote camera locations further north in the Cle Elum River watershed and also nearby in the Teanaway River drainage, locations northeast of where the tracks were documented last week.

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BC announces wolf cull to protect endangered Selkirks caribou

BC announces wolf cull to protect endangered Selkirks caribou

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 21, 2015 01:00 PM |

This past week, the British Columbia government announced it will begin using helicopter sharpshooters to remove two wolf packs in southeast BC to protect endangered mountain caribou (also called woodland caribou). We generally do not support predator controls as a management tool except in rare and extreme cases.

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Comments needed on motorized use in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Comments needed on motorized use in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Jan 15, 2015 05:50 PM |

Proposed plan fails to address problem roads where the roadbed itself and motorized vehicle use contributes to impaired water quality, reduced fish and wildlife habitat, and diminished opportunities for quality non-motorized recreation including horseback riding, wildlife watching and hunting.

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Ranchers in wolf country finding continued success with range riding

Ranchers in wolf country finding continued success with range riding

Posted by Chase Gunnell at Dec 18, 2014 09:55 AM |

Six Washington ranchers involved in a Conservation Northwest program to prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock using range riders lost no sheep or cows to predators during the 2014 season, despite grazing their herds in the territory of confirmed wolf packs.

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